Western Cape Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell says talks to curb the ongoing killings in the taxi industry in the Western Cape, are still underway.

Over the weekend, independent mediator facilitated the engagement between rival taxi associations, Cata and Codeta.

No agreement has been reached at this stage.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Mitchell, were part of the meeting.

The shootings among the taxi associations has seen commuters caught in the cross fire.

More than 80 people have been killed in the taxi related murders since the start of the year.

Mitchell says they’re waiting for the outcome of the talks.

“The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will therefore continue to provide logistical support, including the services of independent mediators for this dialogue to continue within and between CATA and Codeta. The Department will also continue to work closely with the South African Police Service, to ensure that the necessary enforcement operations are planned to ensure law and order and that safety of commuters is prioritised at all times”.

Meanwhile, taxi mother body Santaco, says Cata members have downed tools, while Codeta taxis are expected to operate on Monday.

There have been reports of no taxis running on certain routes this morning.

Pictures : Twitter Fikile Mbalula